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rx-8 explosion, NEW PICS 1/23/09

so i woke up with my girlfriend next to me in shock. whats the matter? her dad sent her a picture of his trip up north to LA that he left on a few days ago. he was almost home when he saw smoke coming from under the hood of his car, 2007 mazda rx-8. he pulled over and popped the hood, what a surprise, the engine "exploded" :shock:



ill try and get some pics of the aftermath. and everyone is ok.

so i guess the engine flooded, when he popped the hood he could see a little fire and got his sh*t out of the car. there was gas build up or something in the catalytic converter and when it heated up it melted a fuel line. when the fire department got there they tried using water to put it out, fire would go out and in about 10 seconds spark up again. eventually it got so bad they had to break out the foam. i talked to him and he aid if he is able to get the rims they're mine, but its like a 90% chance he cant, and i don't think they're volks either cuz would'nt it say on one of the spokes? heres some pics. sorry for the HORRIBLE quality. in the second new pic with the fireman crouching, you can see the fire under the car a little, kinda crazy










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Are you freakin' kidding me!!!!!!! :shock:


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Re: thought i was going to cry this morning, rx-8 explosion

I'm not exactly TOO surprised by this but I'm very glad to hear that everyone's OK.


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I call dibs on the rims.... Major JK glad to see everyone is ok and that totally sucks.


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wtf...how....glad no one got hurt, physically at least.

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Looks like a bomb went off :shock:


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Its called engine fire rotarys are known for this. My dad almost died when the 13b of us rx7 blew up and the flywheel came out doing about 15000 rpms there's still a hole in the road from when it happened 25 year ago lol


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damn that really sucks..glad he is ok....fyi in the biz we dont call those engine fires...we call them 'thermal events'


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